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Memphis has largest backlog of untested rape kits in US

February 12, 2014
By
Kontji Anthony
Memphis has the largest known number of untested rape kits in the country. It is why the City of Memphis held a news conference Wednesday morning to announce several developments regarding the city's rape kit backlog.
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DNA Evidence CAN Stop Serial Rapists

August 4th, 2011
By
Stephanie Hallet
It was an ordinary day in October, 2002. Julie Weil and her infant son were picking up Julie’s daughter, three-year-old Emily, from her Florida preschool at noon. As Julie buckled her daughter into her car seat, she felt a sudden blow to the head.
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It's time to test rape kits

May 15th, 2011
By
Mariska Hargitay, Sarah Tofte and Annette Burrhus-Clay
Over the last two years, cities across Texas, including Houston, have acknowledged significant backlogs of untested rape kits in their police storage facilities — at least 4,000 kits in Houston and another 16,000 untested kits in Dallas and San Antonio combined.
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Rape kits get DNA upgrade, 'SVU' star

October 22nd, 2009
By
Bill Sanderson
Two decades after their first use in New York emergency rooms, rape testing kits are being updated for the DNA age.
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